Malaysia Calls For Renewed Search For One Of World’s Greatest Aviation Mysteries

Malaysia has pushed for a new search mission for Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 Flight MH370, one of the biggest aviation mysteries in the world.

Flight MH370, carrying 227 guests and 12 members of the crew, vanished while it was on its way to Beijing via Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014.

Malaysian investigators did not initially rule out the chances that the aircraft was taken off course deliberately as debris believed to be from the aircraft, washed up on the African coast as well as on some islands in the Indian Ocean.

The Malaysian Transport Minister stated that the US seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity was invited to discuss the most recent search proposal after two failed attempts.

In 2018, Malaysia engaged Ocean Infinity to search the southern Indian Ocean. Malaysia, Australia, and China ended a failed two-year, $200 million underwater hunt in Jan 2017.

Malaysia would ask Australia about its cooperation in starting the search again once Ocean Infinity’s proposal gets approved by the Malaysian cabinet.

Over 150 guests from China were on that flight, with relatives wanting compensation from Boeing, Malaysia Airlines, Rolls-Royce, and the Allianz insurance group.